Holiday Giving Opportunities

Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive

Thanksgiving Baskets, by Scott 034.jpgThis year, we have all been dealing with the twin crises of coronavirus and social injustice. For those that we serve, their budgets are even more stressed than usual. Our Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive ensures that every family can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings. Last year, 640 low-income families and individuals received a Thanksgiving basket and turkey. This year, we hope to help even more people experience some joy this holiday season.

This year, to keep our supporters and clients safe, we are asking you to donate the price of a Thanksgiving meal. Our clients will then receive a grocery store gift card to purchase the items for their meal: turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing mix, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, fruit cocktail, juice and macaroni and cheese. We hope this method will eliminiate large groups dropping off items and allow for our guests to collect their gift cards while physically distancing.


Holiday Toy Drive

This holiday season, you can sponsor a child from a family experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. Each child will receive a shoebox gift filled with necessary winter and hygiene items, and their parent/guardian will receive a gift card to ensure that they can make holiday wishes come true. 


Thank you for making the holidays even brighter!

Holiday Shoebox Gift Drive

A SOME client receives a holiday shoebox from a SOME volunteer in our Dining Room.Shoebox gifts are shoeboxes decorated for the holidays and brimming with essential items for those in need. Your gift boxes will be given out over the holidays to all who come to SOME for meals and services and to residents of SOME's affordable housing.

Shoebox Contents:

Please wrap the shoebox lid and box separately and label the box with "Man," "Woman," "Boy," or "Girl."

  • 1 hat
  • 1 pair of glvoes
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 pair of underwear
  • 1 deodorant
  • 2 razors
  • 1 soap
  • 1 shampoo
  • 1 lotion
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 toothpaste
  • 1 mask (bought or homemade)
  • 1 hand sanitizer
  • For women, 5 sanitary napkins and/or tampons
  • For children, 1 small toy or gift

Please do not include cash, food, candy, mouthwash, or fast food gift cards.

We welcome the donation of gift cards. If you decide to donate one or more gift cards, please place them in a separate envelope so that they can be distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

Drop-off at 71 'O' Street:

We will be accepting shoe box gifts from November 30 – December 11. You are invited to drop them off at 71 O St NW between the hours of 11:00am-2:00pm seven days a week.  All shoe box gifts will unloaded and put in the SOME truck that will be in the parking lot.

You may also choose to donate online.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].